It is Christmas Eve! How did that arrive so quickly? There is just enough time to squeeze in a quick collection of reviews of other books I have read this Christmas.
Title The Christmas stocking and other stories
Author Katie Fforde
This is a gentle, delightful collection of stories for the festive period by a popular author. They are perfect length to read with a cup of tea when you can snatch a few moments.
I enjoyed them especially A Dream Christmas but prefer the author’s longer work where you can connect to the characters more.
Title Christmas at Mistletoe Cove
Author Holly Martin
Holly Martin has written a festive romance that made me make wish wishes did come true. The characters are relatable and I had my fingers crossed throughout that life would be perfect and nothing bad would happen to the fun loving pair. It has the funniest smouldering sex scene I have ever read. It is worth reading purely for that.
Title A Christmas Wish
Author Erin Green
A Christmas Wish is a treat to curl up with on a cold day, in your snuggly socks and drinking hot chocolate.
On Christmas Eve Flora finds herself staring at the steps of a house where she was abandoned as a baby in 1984. Unsettled in her life she decides she needs to discover her history and her links to the village. With the help of policeman, Joel who literally crashes into her life, she delves into the secrets and rumours of Pooley.
The festive air, charming characters and possibility of romance along with the mystery of her parentage makes you read just one more chapter.
I look forward to reading more books by Erin Green.
Title Hark! The Biography of Christmas
Author Paul Kerensa
This a well presented and written non-fiction book about the history of Christmas throughout the ages. It is easy to read and it’s gentle humour makes it a joy.
It is ideal for Christmas fanatics like me to have in their stocking.
Title Christmas: a biography
Author Judith Flanders
As a lover of Christmas, I thought I knew what this time of year was about and the origins of our traditions but this book opened my eyes to how little I really knew. This is an in-depth exploration of Christmas and takes you through the evolution of Christmas including religion, festivities, books, gifts and decorations. It is a perfect read for those who get excited at the first sign of decorations in the shop or are always on the look out for more knowledge to impress friends and family especially over the Christmas dinner.
It is a book, I long to have a physical copy of on my bookcase to dip into every year.
What festive books have you been reading?
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and many books arrive in your stockings.
Merry Christmas and happy reading!